Thirds humbled by the lowly Medics

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Newcastle Medics II 4 Morpeth III 1 Intermediate League Two

MORPETH men’s third team travelled to Westgate Road looking to secure a comfortable win from a side with only one point so far this season.

The Morpeth side looked stronger than it had for weeks with a good mixture of young talent and older experience on the pitch.

However, it would prove to be a very difficult game for Morpeth from the onset, the Medics were very strong in midfield often passing around the Morpeth players and intercepting a great deal of passes in the midfield.

After being pressured for several minutes, it didn’t take long for the Medics to slot a shot past J Testo into the back of the net.

From this, Morpeth started to adjust and had a few opportunities higher up the pitch and in the opposition D, but alas the ball eluded those three bars.

Before half-time, the Medics managed to slot a second goal past the defence from a very quickly taken long corner.

Half-time 2-0.

After the usual pep-talk and discussion on the weak points, Morpeth took to the field again.

A reshuffle at the back was needed due to injuries playing up and Morpeth took the fight to the opposition.

Unfortunately, a quick turnover in midfield and a stealthy unmarked forward in the D resulted in a third goal passing the Morpeth keeper.

Morpeth weren’t down and out though, a ferocious burst up the pitch won a long corner, which was quickly turned to a penalty corner.

A swift strike from Max Renwick and a deflection off the opposition stick resulted in a goal for Morpeth.

The Medics didn’t relent though, and before full-time managed to sneak another goal into the back of the net thanks to some good play from their forward players.

Man-of-the-match: Yuri Mohylnytsky-Ingham.